Geophysicist, Columbus, OH US

at Battelle
Location Columbus, United States
Date Posted September 1, 2017
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Job Description:
Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

Our Energy Business Line in the Infrastructure & Environment Business Unit specializes in providing innovative approaches to solving difficult problems in the areas of oil and gas exploration and production and using or storing carbon dioxide generated during energy production and use. We use advanced earth science tools, methods, and models to characterize geologic systems for the oil and gas industry and for long term storage of CO2, including enhanced hydrocarbon recovery. Our clients include large and small oil and gas companies, engineering companies, electric utilities, and federal and state governments.

We are currently seeking a Geophysicist with experience in comprehensive analysis and interpretation of subsurface data to join our team. This position is located in Columbus, Ohio .


As a Geophysicist, the selected individual will provide geosystems analysis leadership to our oil and gas exploration and production and carbon utilization and storage programs. Examples of responsibilities based on current or anticipated projects include:

Integration of regional and local-scale geologic and geophysical data, including seismic surveys, to support assessment of oil and gas production or injection and storage of fluids in subsurface

Screening of potential production and storage fields and estimate available capacity through assessment of seismic surveys and deep well logs

Perform reservoir characterization studies and testing activities for oil and gas exploration and production and CO2 storage application

Perform seismic interpretation on both regional 2D lines and 3D volumes

Development of static earth models using commercial software for use in dynamic reservoir simulations

Provide expertise and support in the selection and execution of monitoring, verification, and accounting techniques, including surface and subsurface instrumentation suites and data analysis techniques

Provide expertise for a variety of geologic and geomechanically aspects of deep fluid injection wells including identification and assessment of risks associated with fluid disposal and CO2 storage or utilization

Support preparation of proposals to provide geologic characterization services oil and gas exploration and production services and for carbon dioxide storage opportunities

Successfully manage task assignments within time and budget constraints

Interact with clients to convey results or present findings through briefings

Graduate degree (preferred) with a minimum of 2yrs or Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 8yrs in geophysics, physics, geology, geologic science, earth science or closely related discipline

Proficiency in geologic assessments for the oil and gas industry or CO2 storage and utilization programs

Proficiency with data interpretation and assessments of seismic surveys, deep well logs (open hole and cased hole), and subsurface geology for exploration/production/CO2 storage projects

Proficiency with complex logging suites, including open-hole triple combo, cased-hole PNC/CBL, image logs, geomechanical logs, temperature log

Working knowledge of core analysis

Working knowledge of basic reservoir testing methods and analysis

Working knowledge of complex structural geology, carbonate sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy.

Hands-on experience with geologic analysis and integration software suites, such as PETREL or PETRA

Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to represent Battelle or its clients at conferences or public forums

Ability to make technically and economically sound recommendations with incomplete information essential

Mentoring of junior staff in technical details and also in overall data gathering, assessment, and analysis.


Project management experience within government contracts.

Experience in the Appalachian Basin and/or Michigan Basin and/or the Illinois Basin

Experience in unconventional plays, such as the Marcellus and Utica Shale

Experience with carbonate sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy.

Experience of complex structural geology, carbonate sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy.

Experience with downhole seismic and/or micro seismic monitoring


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

“ Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected classes covered under federal or applicable state and local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.”

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